Nintendo Wii, emotions and cognitive fidelity

Jonah Lehrer from the Frontal Cortex blog has written a good article on the Nintendo Wii, William James and Antonio Damasio over at, How the Nintendo Wii will get you emotionally invested in video games.

A couple of quotes

– While Sony and Microsoft exercise your thumbs, Nintendo gives you a full body workout. – “This is the irony of the Wii: although it can’t compete with the visual realism of Sony and Microsoft, it ends up feeling much more realistic.”

In a different context, but it reminds me of our conversation with Prof. Gopher about the need for cognitive fidelity in Brain Fitness Programs.



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